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Getting Past the Hostility After a M&A Takeover

Five key strategies designed to help integrate reluctant employees following a hostile takeover


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Acquiring an organization through a hostile takeover presents leadership with unique organizational and people challenges. Overcoming these challenges associated with acquiring and integrating an organization after a bitter proxy fight and hostile takeover tests an organization’s management and integration abilities. It’s very likely that this transaction will demand a higher level of strategic thinking, flexibility, and innovative problem-solving than any transaction an organization has ever tackled.

This article describes five people management strategies that can help executive leadership increase the probability of retaining top talent, delivering growth, and capturing synergies in a hostile takeover scenario. By recognizing and addressing these challenges early and aggressively, the business and the integration teams can maintain focus on the key objectives throughout any proxy fight and court approval process.

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